Ever been in a situation where you felt so excited that you finally had a great plan, jumped right into it, hit some rocks but didn't let that stop you, and then, barely half way down the line, got interrupted by even bigger rocks? That was me last week. I managed to crawl through to the end of the week but by then, it is safe to say my plan had crashed and it was time to switch to recovery mode.
One of the first things I try to do in "recovery mode" is a retrospective where I figure out where things went wrong, why they did and what to do in order to make sure that doesn't happen again. But even that doesn't always stop you from wanting to wallow in self-pity and feel like a failure for letting what happened interrupt your progress. So in figuring out where to go from there, I gained some perspective.
It is so easy to notice the challenges we struggle to overcome but we barely take note of the ones we breeze through. Yet, the ones we breeze through are usually as a result of challenges we've had in the past and the lessons we learnt from them.
Whats my spiell about? Give yourself some credit for learning from the situation! It's not always easy to get to recovery mode, let alone get through it and learn from the situation. And as you give yourself that well-deserved pat on the back, you allow yourself to thrive on the feeling of having accomplished something [coz you did]. And that gives you more zeal to keep going.